F1: A Rant About Team Orders And Morons

If you've started reading this post in the hope that you will find me fuming at the 'duplicity' of Ferrari and the leniency with which the FIA treats them I suggest you stop reading now. Thank you for visiting, perhaps one of my (marginally) more lucid posts would be a better introduction to this blog.

I am sick to death of the continual whining and whingeing which 'Johnny come lately' F1 fans indulge in everytime something they don't like happens. Team orders? They've been a part of F1 for every one of its sixty years and if you think they are wrong and a travesty then can I kindly suggest you go and watch something more suited to your clearly substandard capacity to understand, perhaps mini-golf or Connect Four would be a more appropriate choice of spectator sport.

Sure it was unfortunate that Felipe Massa was required to change positions with team mate Fernando Alonso but Ferrari spend tens of millions of pounds each year to win championships and re-arranging things so that their driver who is ahead in the championship scores the most points at the end of a race is such an obvious thing to do that any team who claims they wouldn't have done it are either congenitally stupid or lying through their teeth. Red Bull did the same thing with their front wing swap at the previous race, giving Sebastian Vettel new parts off Mark Webber's car when his own had been damaged.

Teams have always needed to switch drivers around - they will always need to and if Ferrari's swap over in Germany was somewhat blatant it didn't break the letter of the law - Massa was not told to let Alonso through - even if it was against the spirit of the law. All that proves is that the law is a complete waste of time and space and should never have been introduced (yet another of Max Moseley's knee jerk reactions).

If Ferrari and Red Bull continue to eat up the gap between themselves and Mclaren there is no doubt in my mind that the latter will introduce team orders and Button will be asked to 'assist' Hamilton's challenge. If Button decides to walk away under those circumstances he will expose his own frailties and ignorance of the sport's history. If Mclaren were punished for those actions it would be just as scandalous as the outrage being directed at Ferrari this week.

Everytime that a British driver does well in F1 it introduces a new generation of mouth breathing morons to the sport and I for one would be glad to see them all disappear, the sooner the better. Even if that means we never have another successful British driver...


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